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On today's Smarter Planet, enterprises are turning to the cloud to revamp existing business models and manage an unprecedented rate of change. In fact, the number of enterprises moving to cloud computing will double within the next few years as they seek to transition IT from a cost ce...
Customer self-service is a theme that is spreading across a number of industries. As a result, numerous jobs, including those in IT, are changing or becoming obsolete, while industries are becoming more efficient. Cloud computing is a key technology enabler in making these changes poss...
“The cloud opportunity is helping C-suite leaders reshape customer experience," said Paul Papas, Global Leader Smarter Commerce, IBM Global Business Services, as IBM today unveiled an extensive array of cloud solutions designed for the C-suite. “As part of IBM's digital front office...
"We really do things differently than anyone else in this space," declared SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby, in a Q&A published yesterday in conjunction with IBM's announcement of its definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. "We provide bare metal dedicated servers with t...
IBM Tuesday said it’s going to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, the Dallas-based outfit that’s supposed to be the largest privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider in the world. Terms were not disclosed but the good ole rumor mill, touched off by a Reuters report in March ab...
"Cloud computing in the enterprise is all about workloads," said Ric Telford is Vice President of IBM Cloud Services, as IBM today announced its intent to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. - the well-respected provider of a wide array of options for hosting applications in the cloud...
Enterprises should have a clear understanding of potential security benefits and risks associated with cloud computing to set realistic expectations with their cloud provider. With this baseline knowledge, enterprises can effect changes in security and privacy that are in the best inte...
Speed-to-market and improving ROI for new cloud services are an important element for adopting cloud computing. Open source technology translates into savings for clients in terms of flexibility and interoperability. OpenStack is leading the way in open source for IaaS, capturing the a...
The supposed talks between IBM and Lenovo over the Chinese company buying IBM’s x86 server unit have reportedly broken down over price, which should come as a surprise to no one. Wong Wai Ming Lenovo’s CFO and chief negotiator reportedly left Armonk, got on a plane and went back to H...
Everyone is virtualizing, but are they realizing any of the promised savings? This overview of IBM's new virtualization optimization solutions will show you how integrated Cloud Solutions like SmartCloud Provisioning and SmartCloud Monitoring can deliver the savings virtualization prom...
In an internal reorg, IBM's Tivoli, Maximo, TRIRIGA, Endpoint Manager, and Netcool branded offerings, as well as its SmartCloud service management offerings, are now to be clustered under an "overarching umbrella" called IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure. The new division, says IBM, r...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. IBM has helped thousands of clients adopt cloud models and manages millions ...
On today's Smarter Planet, enterprises are turning to the cloud to revamp existing business models and manage an unprecedented rate of change. In fact, the number of enterprises moving to cloud computing will double within the next few years as they seek to transition IT from a cost ce...
What's the difference between "DBaaS" and "DRaaS"? What's the current status of Hadoop? What's the US Government doing right now in the Cloud? How about the financial industry? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Which cloud model is right for your company? How can y...
IBM said Monday that it’s bought UrbanCode, a Cleveland concern that automates software delivery and is good at releasing and updating mobile, social, Big Data and cloud applications. Terms were not disclosed. Its technology is supposed to reduce the cycle time it takes to get updates...
IBM reportedly wants to dump its x86 server business and, according to CRN, Lenovo, the Chinese company that bought its PC operation in 2004 and now wants to grow its server interests, is likely to buy it since it’s the only company in active acquisition negotiations. Big Blue will s...
Our more interconnected planet is accelerating the adoption and convergence of next-generation architectures, in the form of cloud, mobile and instrumented physical assets. Organizations that can effectively balance optimization and innovation, will be in a position to leverage new sys...
OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Java Web Development, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you to develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without ...
Late last Thursday a Reuters exclusive hit the wires saying IBM and EMC as well as other unidentified folks are talking acquisition with SoftLayer Technologies, the Dallas-based cloud and web hosting company founded in 2005. It said the price could be over $2 billion and that SoftLayer...
A brand new Red Hat spin-off wants to support servers whether they’re physical or virtual, on-premise or in the cloud. It’s called AnsibleWorks and the open source automation software it’s promoting is called Ansible. The Ansible open source project was run up last year by one of t...
Big Blue put its back into OpenStack Monday at its Pulse conference in Las Vegas, almost a year after lending its name to the open source cloud platform started by Rackspace and NASA – which has abandoned it. It announced that “its cloud services and software will be based on an open...
Pity IBM won’t say what it spent on mobile last year sans acquisitions, but whatever it was it’s going to double it this year under a big new “ second wave” initiative decreed by its new CEO Ginni Rometty, who has apparently sensed an inflection point that will grow Blue by a few billi...
IBM is out to push its Power-based servers into Big Data and the cloud. Its problem is the cheap commodity servers sold by HP and Dell. Its answer Tuesday was to cut the price of its proprietary hardware by as much as 50%. That was the day it unveiled a line of eight Power 7+-bas...
IBM says it is buying the software portfolio of Star Analytics Inc, a privately held business analytics firm in California, on undisclosed terms. The acquisition, another in a string of Big Data and analytics acquisitions, is supposed to advance IBM’s business analytics initiatives s...
Yes … if you have a co-located cross-functional team … and … there is no pressure or compulsion to shift part of the work offshore. Yes … if you do not feel any necessity or face any difficulty in scaling the team. In all other cases offshore-agile may not be such a bad idea. If you...
The Java Designer’s general principle to architecting high scale or low scale application is choosing between EJB Centric Design (with EJB) or Web Centric Design (without EJB). OCE EJB Certification covers all design/developer knowledge required to implement Enterprise Java Bean Compo...
What if you could make informed decisions on critical business issues by leveraging insights from the volume, velocity and variety of structured and unstructured data? Register for January’s TechTalk, and you'll discover how to combine the big data processing capabilities of IBM Info...
EPractize Labs offers mock exam simulator with study guide for OCEJWCD 6 (SCWCD 6) certification and it was released during OCE Web Component Certification beta stage itself. The software kit, OCEJWCD 6 Certification Training Lab Kit contains 706 practice questions with brief expla...
The guy who runs IBM’s big services unit that means so much to it – pulling in maybe 57% of its revenues – is going to retire on March 31. Mike Daniels was supposedly in contention to replace former CEO Sam Palmisano but lost out to sales chief Ginni Rometty a year ago. He’s been w...
IBM is buying Texas-based StoredIO, née Deepfile, which develops information management, compliance and electronic discovery software. Terms were not disclosed. Blue said StoredIQ will help customers derive value from unstructured Big Data and respond more efficiently to litigation ...
OpenXava is an open source framework for Rapid Development of WebSphere and WebSphere Portal applications, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interfac...
To entice the Fortune 1000 to use more clouds, IBM and AT&T have cut a deal to combine resources and deliver a highly secure, supposedly first-of-its-kind “network-enabled” cloud service that uses private networks rather than the public Internet. The widgetry combines AT&T’s virtual ...
IBM will be adding another one of its Oracle Exa-like converged PureSystems in a webcast from Boston on October 9. AllThingsD broke the news in a piece that has mysteriously disappeared from the Wall Street Journal’s site. It said the thing – which IBM is advertising as an integrat...
Amazon and Salesforce are getting so popular they’ve started infiltrating top accounts that have historically belonged to IBM. Amazon’s new partnership with the Nasdaq announced the other day is a good for instance. So IBM has decided to fight fire with fire by going after the mid-s...
IBM has announced a broad set of global initiatives to better position clients to take advantage of cloud opportunities. This effort is aimed at further expanding IBM's cloud ecosystem, enabling organizations to develop solutions and services on IBM SmartCloud and PureSystems, built on...
IBM is following in the recent footsteps of Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.com and buying a cloud-based talent recruiting and management platform. Its pick is Kenexa which also sells consulting. It’ll pay about $1.3 billion or $46 a share, a 42% premium to Kenexa’s close on Friday so you...
OpenXava is an open source framework for Rapid Development of WebSphere and WebSphere Portal applications, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interfac...
Console, enabling IT organizations to optimize capacity decisions, VM placements and resource allocations for AIX-based IBM PowerVM environments. This latest version allows customers to leverage the same technology they use to optimize VMware and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization envir...
Not too long ago, I wrote a post about IBM's then very recent acquisition of a mobile application platform company called Worklight. Given the fact that is has been a while (at least in mobile market time) and IBM recently released (6/15) the new IBM Worklight 5.0 product, I thought it...
Data centers today are stretched to the limits with fast-paced business demands. On top of that, integrating and managing IT infrastructures can pose major challenges. Organizations need a new solution that consolidates servers and workloads without breaking the bank—and Linux, togethe...